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  • Protective Garments

    March 1, 2005
    ProTekt protective apparel garments are made from breathable microporous films with nonwoven fabrics, high MVTR and the highest barrier properties. They are extra lightweight, exceptionally strong and soft and offer excellent protection against a wid…

  • Sales Control Program

    March 1, 2005
    Vinamul Polymers has implemented a sales control program for its acrylic emulsion polymer products in North America, specifically those containing ethyl-acrylate monomers. This sales control program has been implemented because of shortages in the av…

  • Release Coatings

    March 1, 2005
    A new line of non-silicone release coatings available on film and paper for applications such as label printing, specialty tapes and film casting has been introduced by MPI Technologies. MPI Non-Silicone Release Coatings are designed for applications…

  • Wipe Folder

    March 1, 2005
    OMET s.r.l., the Lecco, Italy-based manufacturer of tissue converting equipment and flexo presses, is now offering the proven TV503 folder to produce nonwoven wipes with up to 24-inch cut-off length. The TV503 is one of OMET’s most popular fold…

  • Manmade Fiber

    March 1, 2005
    Dow’s Ingeo fiber is the first manmade fiber created from 100% renewable resources. This novel product combines the best of both worlds: the performance of a synthetic fiber and the advantages of a natural material. Together with W.I.P., a youn…

  • Recycling System

    March 1, 2005
    A.W.T. World Trade, Inc. has recently developed the Kleen-View Automatic, a stainless steel, fully enclosed, 100% air-operated system that safely cleans screens, recycling ink residue for disposal. The Kleen-View Automatic combines the versatility of…

  • Water Purification System

    March 1, 2005
    Millipore Corporation has developed an economical laboratory water purification system that can accommodate all purified water needs. The easy-to-use RiOs-DI 3 UV system is optimal for low volume, routine laboratory applications ranging from buffer,…

  • Roller Top Belts

    March 1, 2005
    Roller Top belts from Habsit offer ideal options for the accumulation of heavy-duty totes, crates and boxes. For heavy duty container transports HabasitLINK roller top belts offer three major advantages: minimal friction for reduced product damage, m…

  • Release Coatings

    March 1, 2005
    Dow Corning’s Syl-Off brand of solventless release coatings allows manufacturers to coat many different types and grades of filmic substrates using proven, cost-efficient, thermal-cure technology. The Syl-Off SL 9100 series of products, Dow Cor…

  • Ultrasonic Bonder

    March 1, 2005
    Sonobond Ultrasonics has unveiled its new ActiveSeam ultrasonic bonder, the latest in the company’s SeamMaster line of ultrasonic bonders for the apparel industry. Described as the only ultrasonic bonder specifically designed to produce taped s…

  • Universal Absorbent Pads

    March 1, 2005
    Orange Power absorbent pads absorb up to 25 times their weight in liquids. They contain a built-in degreaser that absorbs liquid while releasing a fresh scent of citrus fragrance. This high-capacity absorption pad effectively removes general dirt and…

  • Edge Detector

    March 1, 2005
    AccuWeb has introduced the WideArray Fusion, a patent pending edge detector that combines ultrasonic and infrared technologies in a dynamically compensated array edge detector. Designed for converters running a broad range of materials, the new Wide…

  • Nonwovens Textiles

    March 1, 2005
    Kay Obendorf, professor of textiles and apparel at Cornell University, has vacated her post as vice president and assumed the role of president of The Fiber Society. Phil Gibson, materials research engineer with the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center,…

  • Adhesives Research Has Promoted

    March 1, 2005
    Adhesives Research has promoted Greg Andrews to market manager for the Splicing Business Unit’s Web Processing group. In his new position, Mr. Andrews is responsible for generating new opportunities to develop custom adhesion solutions for unme…

  • Rohm America LLC, Part Of Degussa's Specialty Polymers Division

    March 1, 2005
    Degussa has named John Rolando president and chief executive officer of Röhm America LLC, part of Degussa's Specialty Polymers Division, effective February 1, 2005.  He succeeds Rodger Cram, who has left the company to pursue other opportun…

  • Pliant Corporation

    March 1, 2005
    Jim Kaboski has joined Pliant Corporation as vice president, strategy and business development. Mr. Kaboski will be responsible for leading the development of Pliant's long-term marketing, product and business plans. Specifically, he will drive growt…

  • Playtex Products Board Of Directors

    March 1, 2005
    Playtex Products has appointed Herb Baum to its board of directors effective immediately. Mr. Baum has a broad range of operating and marketing experience developed in key roles at The Dial Corporation, Hasbro Inc., Quaker State and Campbell Soup. Mr…

  • Kimberly-Clark Has Appointed Vice President

    March 1, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark has appointed Kim Feil vice president and senior marketing officer. In this newly created position, Ms. Feil will be responsible for accelerating innovative marketing and brand-building practices across the company's North Atlantic org…

  • Buckeye Anoints New Nonwovens VP

    March 1, 2005
    Douglas Dowdell was named senior vice president, Nonwovens, at Buckeye Tech­nologies, Memphis, TN. Mr. Dowdell graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Forestry in 1980. He began his career with Buckeye’s wood pulp operations at Pe…

  • FiberVisions To Increase Prices

    February 28, 2005
    FiberVisions, a business unit of Hercules Incorporated, will initiate a 10% price increase globally on all mono polypropylene and polyethylene fibers, effective March 15, 2005 for all new customers and for all existing customers as contracts allow. E…

  • Minority-Owned Nonwovens Producer Begins Construction

    February 28, 2005
    Amantea Nonwovens has broken ground on the first minority-owned nonwoven fabric manufacturing facility in the U.S. The groundbreaking occurred in February at the TechSolve Business Park in Cincinnati. Among the speakers at the event were Ohio Governo…

  • Avgol To Expand NC Site

    February 28, 2005
    Avgol America is planning a $24-30 million expansion to its production plant in Mocksville, NC that would add 40 to 50 jobs, according to a North Carolina transportation official. The NC Board of Transportation has agreed to pay up to $30,730 toward…

  • Spuntech Decides on U.S. Site

    February 9, 2005
    Israel’s Spuntech Industries is the latest spunlace manufacturer to announce plans to set up shop in the southeast U.S. The company announced in January is would establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Roxboro, NC, creating 60 jobs d…

  • Playtex Announces Business Realignment and Other Charges, and Date for Fourth Quarter Earnings Release

    February 9, 2005
    Playtex Products will realign its business to improve focus on its core categories, reduce organizational complexity and obtain a more competitive cost structure. Once fully implemented, these initiatives are expected to enable the company to be more…

  • Hills Gains Chinese Partner

    February 9, 2005
    Hills, Inc., West Melbourne, FL, and Changyuan Elastan Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Zhangjiagang City, China, have formed joint development in the field of meltspun spandex fiber extrusion equipment. Hills, a leader in multicomponent fiber extrus…

  • Fi-Tech To Represent Wista and International Perforating Services

    February 9, 2005
    Wista GmbH, Schwaigern, Germany, has named Fi-Tech, Inc., Richmond, VA, as its representative serving the nonwovens, synthetic leather and converting industries in all NAFTA countries. Wista is recognized as the world leader in punch perforation equi…

  • Pliant Investment Serves Personal Care and Food Care Sites

    February 9, 2005
    Pliant Corporation will invest $15 million dollars to expand value-added production capacity at the company's personal care and food products manufacturing facilities in North America. The facilities are located in McAlester, OK; Macedon, NY and Wash…

  • Ahlstrom To Expand in Filtration

    February 2, 2005
    Ahlstrom will expand its capacity for solvent-treated filtration materials sold primarily to the automotive filtration market. The expansion will be accomplished during the next three years through a series of small investments across the global Ahls…

  • P&G Buys Gillette

    February 2, 2005
    Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble will acquire 100% of The Gillette Company, the maker of Mach3 and Venus razors and blades, Oral-B toothcare products and Duracell CopperTop batteries. The transaction is valued at approximately $57 billion…

  • K-C Sales Grow 8%

    February 2, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark’ssales advanced about 8% to $3.9 billion, establishing an all-time quarterly record, during the fourth quarter of 2004. The increase was driven by higher sales volumes of the company's health and hygiene brands, up about 5%, and…

  • P&G Grows on Diaper Strength

    February 2, 2005
    Procter & Gamble reported sales increased 9% to nearly $14.5 billion during the October-to-December quarter. Net earnings increased 12% to $2.04 billion. Baby and family care delivered strong results in the quarter with volume increasing 6% an…

  • Buckeye Reports October-December Results

    February 2, 2005
    Buckeye Technologies announced that it earned $2.9 million after tax in the quarter ended December 31, 2004. The company’s results include $7.4 million after tax in impairment costs relating to the previously announced closure of its facility i…

  • Undirectionally Cold Stretched Nonwoven Webs of Multipolymer Fibers for Stretch Fabrics and Disposable Absorbent Articles Containing Them

    February 1, 2005
    Patented is a nonwoven web formed of highly elongatable multipolymer fibers. The fibers are substantially oriented in one direction and the web has a number of discrete point bond sites throughout the web bonding the fibers together. The point bond…

  • Polyolefin Compositions for Heat-Sealable Films Having Controlled Peel Strength

    February 1, 2005
    A multilayer film for packaging with a peel strength value from about 1 to 20 N/15 mm and comprising at least one sealing layer with a polyolefin composition has been patented. This composition consists essentially of: a polyethylene, a polypropylen…

  • Splice Detection Equipment

    February 1, 2005
    A full line of splice detection technology is available from machine vision and web inspection solution supplier Suzhou R.K.B. Opto-Electronics Machine Vision. R.K.B.’s splice detection technology detects abrupt changes in web material thicknes…

  • Non-contact Differential Speed Measurement System

    February 1, 2005
    New from Beta LaserMike is a non-contact differential speed measurement system with an easy-to-use solution that allows the manufacturer to measure the difference in speed at two different points in the manufacturing line. The system offers many bene…

  • Modular Web System

    February 1, 2005
    Isra Surface Vision has unveiled the new Smash Web System. The Isra Smash Web is a modular system that combines superior capability, speed and expandability. The open architecture allows the real-time inspection information to be interfaced with PLCs…

  • Web Width Detector

    February 1, 2005
    AccuWeb has introduced a web width monitor system that makes measurements for both acquisition and process control. Web width variations of up to 36 inches can be accommodated without moving the edge detector. The system uses patented WideArray edge…

  • Non-contact Measurement System

    February 1, 2005
    An affordable, versatile and accurate solution for non-contact measurement is now available from Beta LaserMike. The new BenchMike 500 separates itself from other measurement devices with features that make it the industry’s most accurate, reli…

  • Polypropylene Absorbent Fiber

    February 1, 2005
    FiberVisions has launched a new functional fiber under the FiberVisions HY-Entangle WA name. The new fiber marks a considerable expansion of the application area of polypropylene fibers within the spunlace area because the new fiber will be able to c…

  • Double Disc System

    February 1, 2005
    Erema has introduced the PC 1514 TVE-DD system featuring patented Double Disc technology. The new system separates shredding, mixing, drying and prehomogenizing processes from the extruder feeding stage. As a result, the extruder operates smoothly an…

  • High Resolution Reader

    February 1, 2005
    Cognex has unveiled two new code readers for reading 1D and 2D codes marked on parts, packages, or labels. The high-performance In-Sight 5410 and the high-resolution In-Sight 5411 offer un­matched reading performance for part traceability and pro…

  • Ergonomic Air Shaft Calculator

    February 1, 2005
    Tidland has launched a new tool to help customers quickly identify ergonomic alternatives for air shafts based upon specific application requirements. Those responsible for ergonomic initiatives in the workplace will find this tool a useful aid in el…

  • High Efficiency Filter

    February 1, 2005
    Filtration Group’s Aerostar HV (High Volume) HEPA filters handle demanding filtration applications. Constructed with a robust aluminum frame and minipleat technology, the system offers reliable filtration for critical environments. The HV serie…

  • Mobile Workstation

    February 1, 2005
    Herrmann Ultrasonics now offers its Ultracell Mobile Workstation in North America. This self-contained unit seamlessly integrates any of Herrmann’s all-digital ultrasonic plastic welders. A dialog touch controller or MPC generator can be mounte…

  • High-speed Nonwovens Cutter

    February 1, 2005
    New from Maxson Automatic Machinery Company is a nonwovens cutter designed to operate at speeds up to 300 cuts per minute. The use of air at the cutter and the vacuum transfer roll allow the unit to handle lightweight and flimsy stock at higher opera…

  • Wipe Folder

    February 1, 2005
    Omet srl now offers the TV503 folder to produce nonwoven wipes with up to 24-inch cut off length. The TV503 is one of Omet’s most popular folders and includes Omet’s signature components such as its superior interchangeable folding heads…

  • Rotor Spinning Machine

    February 1, 2005
    The R 40 rotor spinning machine, featuring up to 360 rotors operating at 150,000 rpm, has been updated by Rieter. In the future the robots will be equipped with new piecing technology. With fewer setting parameters than before, virtually invisib…

  • Shaun Stahl Joined TANDEC

    February 1, 2005
    Shaun Stahl joined TANDEC in October as the primary operator of the Reifen­häuser  0.5 meter meltblown pilot line. Mr. Stahl holds an associate’s degree in electronic engineering and specialized technology and has spent five…

  • Clopay Plastic Products Has Expanded Its Business Development Team

    February 1, 2005
    Clopay Plastic Products has expanded its new business development team. Under the leadership of Nancy Eichstadt, Clopay’s director of new business development and marketing, the group will support the corporate initiative to grow the business,…